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I have lived in Jeffco for 40 years. I have four children well educated in Jeffco schools. My wife and I have known many Jeffco teachers over the years. These teachers have always impressed us with … more
The Chief Operating Officer for the school district. Mr. Steve Bell tried to tell the school board it could save over $3.5 million by closing 5 schools. That is an average of about $600,000 per … more
Recently, one of your readers offered "humble" advice to Donald Trump as Mr Trump was about to assume the presidency. Though it is likely any advice offered Mr Trump will fall on deaf ears, now that … more
A few Jeffco residents have recently written that they feel Superintendent Dan McMinimee's departure is a loss to Jeffco Schools. However, as a parent of two Jeffco students who would have been … more
Dan has certainly been a CEO managing our annual billion-dollar school operation beyond expectations, with what he has been given to work with. Taxpayers, parents and students alike hope he will … more
What will happen if the Jeffco School Board's search for a new Superintendent (using the same Search Firm and the same criteria for selection as used two years ago) comes up short? What … more
Recent articles in the newspaper covering parents triumphantly defending their schools, to prevent closure, sounds wonderful. No budget cuts to student programming, another recent headline, also … more
The Jeffco school board wants to find $25 million to provide salary increases for staff members. This is twice what was proposed in ballot measure 3A which failed in November of 2016. So the … more
The Jeffco school board is considering a proposal to spend $25 million to build additional classrooms at a few select middle schools to support moving sixth graders out of elementary schools. … more
Wheat Ridge has lost hundreds of elementary school seats from school closures or reorganizations in recent years. In 2011, Martensen Elementary was closed and students moved. The district claimed … more
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